Thursday, May 26, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – May 26, 2011

Stop this waste of money! The influential Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations sent out an advisory to members on the 11th hour attempt to stop the Palmetto Park Road widening project, despite the Palm Beach County Commission’s vote to proceed with the project. Letters of opposition should be sent to the Palm Beach County Commission.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson plans to run for another term if term limits are overturned.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Abrams hosted a tour and information session at the County’s Emergency Operations Center for local municipal officials and members of the Commissioners Citizens Advisory Groups from his district, to provide an opportunity for the group to meet with the county’s emergency officials, tour the facility and obtain a briefing of the county’s emergency plans for full-scale hurricane activation.
Tony Bova will be reopening his “Marios” in the former McCormick & Schmidts location at the University Commons plaza on Glades Road.
Interim Office Depot CEO Neil Austrian was named CEO. Austrian is a former president of the National Football League.
Governor Scott has appointed three new trustees for Florida Atlantic University from Plantation (Angela M. Graham-West, wife of Congressman Allen West), Delray (Abdol Moabery, president and CEO of GA Telesis LLC) and Vero Beach (Julius "Butch" Teske, a retired assistant superintendent of human resources for the School District of Indian River County. Appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
Long time West Balm Beach NBC anchor Jim Sackett retires Dec. 20. Starting June 1 He will anchor the 6 p.m. news while Michael Williams takes over the anchor seat at 11.
Former West Palm Beach CBS anchor Alan Gerstel discovered Louis Prima was his birth father and authored a book on his search available on
New York City has banned smoking in all buildings and outside too.
All businesses and public places should be required to have an AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) on premises in case anyone suffers a heart attack.
Ovenella Pizza opened in the former Saba and Cavalina location in Boca.
Congratulations to all the High School grads this week.
Discovery Cruise Line, which operates day cruises to the Bahamas, announced that service will be suspended starting Sept. 7.
The Haven’s annual “Day at the Races” raised a record-breaking $182,500
Barry Epstein Live” is on the internet at 10 a.m. Friday on hosted by Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy with Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, producer Wayne Filowitz and FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger.
Ed Asner stars in a one man show on FDR next week at the Caldwell Theatre. Go to for further information.
Dominos Pizza founder and Detroit Tigers owner Tom Monaghan speaks at the Luxury Chamber ofCommerce 5;30 to 7 p.m. network on Monday, June 13. Details at
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2. Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend with your loved ones.
Always validate yourself and others you interactive with.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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